Aboriginal housing careers in Western Australian towns and cities

6 Mar 2007

For present purposes, we might simply define housing careers as “the sequence of housing circumstances an individual or household occupies over their life (Beer, Faulkner and Gabriel 2006:1). The literature directly addressing Indigenous Australian housing careers is sparse. Contrasting with the paucity of works on housing careers in Indigenous Australia and of great value in the present research context, is a substantial and growing body of works on Indigenous housing in general, much of it foundational to the detailed investigation of Indigenous Australian housing careers. The present Positioning Paper reviews the available literature and data relevant to Australian Indigenous housing careers, and it outlines a major research project that will explore housing careers in concept and practice in town and city locations in contemporary Indigenous Australia, specifically, metropolitan Perth and the West Australian regional centres of Broome and Carnarvon.

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